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Patriots Acquire DeVante Parker From Miami Via Trade
The Dolphins are sending a receiver to a division rival in a rare trade within the AFC East.

Per multiple reports, Miami is trading DeVante Parker to New England in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick.

The Dolphins will also send a 2023 fifth-round pick to the Patriots to complete the deal.

The Dolphins also shed salary, with Parker set to earn modest base salaries of $5.65 million and $5.7 million over the next two seasons. Adding Parker’s salary will reduce the Patriots’ current cap space close to zero. However, he helps address arguably the team’s biggest roster hole and grants the front office more flexibility heading into the draft.

Parker was selected by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2015 draft. He became available after Miami acquired receiver Tyreek Hill from Kansas City last month.

In 10 games last season, Parker caught 40 passes for 515 yards with a pair of touchdowns.

Over his seven-year career, Parker has produced one 1,000-yard season, a 2019 campaign when he also set career highs in receptions (72) and receiving touchdowns (9). Since then, the former first-round pick has failed to top 800 yards and 65 catches in a single season. He also posted a 54.8 percent catch rate last year, his lowest since 2018.

Against the Patriots, however, Parker has consistently produced. As Boston Herald staffer Andrew Callahan notes, over a dozen head-to-head meetings, he’s averaged 50 yards and a touchdown per game.

Parker now joins Kendrick Bourne, Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers and N’Keal Harry on the team’s depth chart. At 6-3 and 212 pounds, he should provide a uniquely physical presence among the team’s current wideouts.